The last few years I haven’t been in the holiday spirit. This year my youngest brought home an “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” candle—it smells like a Christmas tree.
I instantly wanted to decorate our home… to wrap the wrought iron railing in garland followed with strands of white lights, find this years tree from the local nursery, and sprinkle a bit of holiday cheer in each room of the house.
That burning candle instantly connected me with the season and I’ve been in the mood for gathering with family and friends, thoughtfulness, and infusing my presence and presents with love and goodness.
How do you want to feel this holiday season?
Our senses are pretty magical. They can take us back to memories of yesterday and long ago. In this case, I’m tucking the knowing that when I’m not feeling the magic of the season I can try and light a candle that smells of balsam and fir.
I can’t help but think it also has to do with my daily practice. I’ve been steeping myself in connection and mindfulness. It ebbs and flows yet, after 10 years of being on this mindful and spiritual journey, the evidence is clear… when I have a morning and evening practice that is a priority, I return to love, I do from love, I am love.
Not only do I feel good being this person but my family really appreciates it as well.
Who do you want to be?
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